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Quick Review: 2013 Mercedes-Benz S550 Last Drive

February 20, 2013

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz S550 remains a popular flagship luxury sedan, even as the 2014 model’s debut is just around the corner. Recently, we had the opportunity to evaluate the 2013 S550 sedan on a road trip that included highway, stop-and-go, and winding road driving conditions. So how did the car perform?

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MT Staff Picks: The Best and Worst Cars We Drove in 2011

January 17, 2012

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Another of the many end-of-2011 blogs pitched to other editors on Motor Trend’s WOT blogs, this controversial post asked many editors — myself included as the third contributor — to comment on the best and worst vehicles they’d driven throughout 2011. I’m privileged to drive and review anything at all, and this proved to be a bit of a challenge.
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First Drive: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg U.S. Spec

November 30, 2010

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A mere $1305 is all that separates the five-passenger 2011 Volkswagen Touareg from the seven-passenger Audi Q7. So who is really going to purchase a Volkswagen over a similarly priced Audi?

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First Test: 2011 Infiniti M37

November 2, 2010

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The 2011 Infiniti M is an ambitious car. Not only must it compete in the ultra-competitive midsize luxury sedan segment against the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, but the M also carries the load as Infiniti’s flagship.
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First Drive: 2010 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4×4

September 21, 2010

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The 2010 Nissan Pathfinder SE is a solid entry in an otherwise dwindling segment. As crossovers become all the rage, the Pathfinder is one of the few offerings left on the market that’s still designed for buyers looking for a rugged, seven-passenger SUV that can tow and go off-roading.
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First Drive: 2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring

August 31, 2010

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“Vicious” is the only way to describe competition in the seven-passenger crossover segment, especially at the price level of the 2010 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring. If you can spend nearly 40 grand on a large crossover, you’re presented with more than 10 vehicles.

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First Drive: 2010 Infiniti EX35

August 17, 2010

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The Infiniti EX35 is the most attractive vehicle in its class, but that’s partly because it’s difficult to determine how to classify the stylish hatchback.
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